Fort King Presbyterian Church Members Participate in Black Lives Matter Demonstration
A Matthew 25 Moment
Adult and youth members of Fort King Presbyterian Church joined in Ocala’s Black Lives Matter demonstration on May 31, standing in solidarity with the nationwide outrage over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
As a Matthew 25 congregation, the focus on dismantling structural racism prompted their peaceful participation in the community march. As one of their signs aptly depicted, “respect existence or expect resistance.”
After the demonstration, the youth group (via Zoom) discussed racism and examples of white privilege. The youth who had participated in the demonstration shared her experience and how empowering it was to be there.
Many Presbytery of St. Augustine churches continue to take a stand against racism. We look forward to seeing how we – individually and corporately – can actively increase awareness about structural racism and do our part in promoting racial justice. One good place to start is by taking the 21-Day Racial Justice Challenge, which is well suited to individuals and churches. Find out more on the Matthew 25 Dismantling Structural Racism webpage.